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Nestlé joins coalition to drive circular economy and recycling in Vietnam

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MILAN – Nestlé Vietnam and La Vie – Nestlé Waters have signed a coalition with seven other companies to establish a not-for-profit Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam) to support the growth of a strong, resilient domestic packaging collection and recycling ecosystem.

PRO Vietnam’s ambition is that, by 2030, all packaging materials put into the market by its participating members shall be collected for recycling.

“We are pleased to be joining the coalition, which is recognized by the government of Vietnam, to drive circular economy and make recycling of packaging more accessible and sustainable,” said Mr. Ganesan Ampalavanar, Managing Director of Nestlé Vietnam. “Nestlé has a longer-term ambition to stop plastic leakage into the environment. Our involvement in PRO Vietnam will further accelerate our efforts to realize this ambition.”

PRO Vietnam will focus its activities on three pillars: first, educating consumers on recycling awareness and segregation; second, strengthening the existing packaging collection ecosystem; and third, supporting recycling programs of processors and recyclers.

Working with stakeholders, including the government, PRO Vietnam aims to improve livelihood conditions and create jobs for individuals and businesses working on post-consumer packaging.

This announcement follows a series of specific initiatives and steps to accelerate action to tackle plastic waste, in line with Nestlé’s commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.